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Herbaceous Perennial

Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy'
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spotted deadnettle 'White Nancy'

A spreading perennial to 20cm in height, forming a wide mat of heart-shaped silvery leaves, narrowly edged with dark green. Two-lipped white flowers in clusters forming a short leafy spike

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Grey Silver
Summer White Green Grey Silver
Autumn Green Grey Silver
Winter
Position
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or North–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Lamiaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Matforming
Genus

Lamium can be annuals or, more usually, perennials, with coarsely toothed ovate leaves and 2-lipped, tubular flowers borne in whorls forming a short spike

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Best grown in moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered position in deep or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by division in autumn or early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Ground cover
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

After flowering, plants can be cut back to encourage fresh foliage cover

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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